CPLC Life Matters Newsletter
Volume  22  Issue 1
Winter 2014
An Historic Summer Brings Fall Miracles
By Karen Garnett, CPLC Executive Director

Karen Garnett, CPLC Executive DirectorHistory was made this past summer in Austin. And I had the honor and privilege to be there, representing all of your voices, as the Texas Legislature passed the most powerful, all-encompassing pro-life bill in the country, despite incredible efforts by the other side to not only kill the legislation but derail democracy itself. The initial legislative session was disappointing, without any major victories for life. But at the urging of pro-life leaders, Governor Perry included in the special session agenda multiple pro-life measures combined into one omnibus bill. As the first special session neared its close... Continue reading
In This Issue
An Historic Summer
International Congress
GEMS: A message of love
Dallas Breaks Record
50 Retreats of Hope
Golfing 'Fore' Life
International Congress for Life!
By Aurora Tinajero, CPLC Director of Spanish Ministry

A bi-annual effort, born in our diocese, has proven to be a successful tool to raise awareness of the dangers of the culture of death and share the message about the sanctity and dignity of life in the United States and Latin America.

In August of 2013, the 3rd Hispanic Congress of the Americas for Respect Life and Evangelization... Continue reading 

GEMS: A Message of Love
By Patty Sherrod, CPLC Director of Ministries

In 2007, Gabriel Education Ministry & Support (GEMS) was born as an outgrowth of the Project Gabriel Ministry. Its goal was to build on the good works that Project Gabriel started, namely, to provide mothers with the emotional and spiritual support during a difficult pregnancy. With GEMS, women who have had their babies are now facing decisions about new directions in their lives... Continue reading 

2013 GEMS Graduates
2013 GEMS Graduates
Dallas Breaks Record Again
By Becky Visosky, CPLC Director of Communications

40 Days for Life-Dallas came to another record-breaking conclusion in November, with participants-per-day totaling nearly 5,000 over the 40 Days maintaining a 24/7 vigil outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center -- making Dallas once again the largest vigil in the world! Among the thousands were hundreds of youth taking time to witness for their unborn brother and sisters... Continue reading 

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50 Retreats of Hope
By Maggie Lopez, Rachel's Vineyard Retreat Coordinator

November marked our 50th English retreat offering hope and healing to men and women suffering from an abortion. We were expecting our largest group yet, many with fearful hearts. The first person who arrived came with tired eyes, having not slept the night before, as she anticipated facing what she feared the most: herself. We were also expecting three couples on this retreat; one of them remained in their car, riveted in fear. We gently reminded them of a loving God that was just waiting to bless them with new life and how we would be there... Continue reading  

Golfing 'Fore' Life
Huge thanks to all who participated in and contributed to the success of our 13th Annual CPLC Golf Classic, held at the beautiful Tribute Golf Club in The Colony. Under the leadership of Tournament Chairman Bill Dowd, we raised the most net proceeds in the history of the CPLC Classic to support our life-saving ministries! Mark your calendar for this year's charity tournament at The Tribute on October 13, 2014. See more pictures here.
Scott Walker, Bill Dowd

Mike Brady, and Phil Doepfner


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Life Matters is a publication of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas, the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas.


Karen Garnett, Executive Director
Becky Visosky, Director of Communications
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